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BB is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°47′06″N 2°20′06″W / 53.785°N 2.335°W / 53.785; -2.335
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns9
Postcode districts15
Postcode sectors79
Postcodes (live)13,200
Postcodes (total)18,833
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The BB postcode area, also known as the Blackburn postcode area,[2] is a group of thirteen postcode districts in north-west England, within nine post towns. These cover east Lancashire, including Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Nelson and Rossendale.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
BB0 BLACKBURN Granby Marketing, Blackburn[3] non-geographic
BB1 BLACKBURN Blackburn (east), Bank Hey, Belthorn (part), Blackamoor, Clayton-le-Dale, Guide, Knuzden, Mellor, Ramsgreave, Rishton, Salesbury, Shadsworth, Sunnybower, Tottleworth, Whitebirk, Wilpshire Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley
BB2 BLACKBURN Blackburn (west), Beardwood, Balderstone, Belthorn (part), Cherry Tree, Feniscowles, Griffin, Holly Tree, Livesey, Mellor, Mellor Brook, Mill Hill, Osbaldeston, Pleasington, Witton Blackburn with Darwen, Chorley, Ribble Valley, South Ribble
BB3 DARWEN Darwen, Bank Fold, Eccleshill, Hoddlesden, Livesey, Lower Darwen, Pickup Bank, Tockholes Blackburn with Darwen
BB4 ROSSENDALE Acre, Balladen, Bent Gate, Cloughfold, Cowpe, Crawshawbooth, Haslingden, Helmshore, Lumb (near Rawtenstall), Newchurch, Rawtenstall, Waterfoot, Weir Rossendale
BB5 ACCRINGTON Accrington, Altham, Baxenden, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle, Rising Bridge Hyndburn, Rossendale
BB6 BLACKBURN Dinckley, Great Harwood, Langho Hyndburn, Ribble Valley
BB7 CLITHEROE Clitheroe, Barrow, Bashall Eaves, Billington, Bolton-by-Bowland, Chatburn, Downham, Dunsop Bridge, Gisburn, Great Mitton, Grindleton, Hurst Green, Little Mitton, Middop, Newsholme, Newton-in-Bowland, Paythorne, Pendleton, Rimington, Sabden, Sawley, Slaidburn, Twiston, Waddington, Whalley, Whitewell, Wiswell, Worston Ribble Valley
BB8 COLNE Colne, Foulridge, Laneshaw Bridge, Trawden, Winewall, Wycoller Pendle
BB9 NELSON Nelson, Barrowford, Blacko, Brierfield, Higherford, Roughlee Pendle
BB10 BURNLEY Burnley (east), Cliviger, Haggate, Harle Syke, Reedley, Worsthorne Burnley, Pendle
BB11 BURNLEY Burnley (south and town centre), Dunnockshaw and Clowbridge, Hapton Burnley
BB12 BURNLEY Burnley (west), Barley, Fence, Hapton, Higham, Padiham, Read, Simonstone, Wheatley Lane Burnley, Pendle, Ribble Valley
BB18 BARNOLDSWICK Barnoldswick, Bracewell and Brogden, Earby, Kelbrook, Salterforth, Sough Pendle
BB94 BARNOLDSWICK Holiday Cottages Group, Earby[3] non-geographic

The BB18 district was formed out of the BB8 district in 1997.[4]


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BB postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BD postcode areaBL postcode areaHX postcode areaLA postcode areaOL postcode areaPR postcode area
BB postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BD, BL, HX, LA, OL and PR postcode areas.

See also


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ a b "Royal Mail non-geographic postcodes" (PDF). Royal Mail. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2008.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Which districts have been recoded by the Royal Mail?". Experian Data Quality Support. Retrieved 22 April 2017.